ROLE CALL: Al Pacino Does PR

Actor Al Pacino is going to get a taste of what it is like to be on the front line of defense in the entertainment industry.

The Insider” actor will play a New York talent and film publicist in a flick called “People I Know,” Daily Variety reports.

Specifically, the project is about the titular PR man getting wrapped up in a mystery involving New York politics and celebrity.

TAKE YOUR BOW: “Gladiator” actress Connie Nielsen will star in the indie flick “Loving the Goddess,” Variety says. The film is about a poet who is tormented by his World War I battlefield experiences.

LIGHT MY ‘FIRE': “Vertical Limit” babe Izabella Scorupco is close to signing on the project “Reign of Fire,” The Hollywood Reporter says.

The film centers on a brood of fire-breathing dragons that have dominated England.

Scorupco would be joining Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale in the project.

NO FALSETTO, WE HOPE: Patrick Stewart and Martin Short will lend their voices to the Nickelodeon animated picture “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” in a story about a 10-year-old kid who saves the world, Variety says.

The film is set for a holiday 2001 release.